But what is a person to do when said celebrity doesn’t accept the invitation or doesn’t even have the chance to respond to it? In Rachel Bird’s case, you have a plan B.
The senior at Kingsley-Pierson High School in Iowa made a $50 bet with a classmate that she could get Tim Tebow to go to prom with her. However, when she attempted to contact him via Twitter, she didn’t receive a response. So she created her own version of Tebow-ing.
Bird went to her local Staples and found out how much it would be to print a life-sized image of the popular NFL quarterback. While life-sized prints tend to be pretty costly, Bird learned of a sale that Staples was having which would allow her to get her very own Tim Teb-faux for a mere $19.95.
After finding the perfect photo of Tebow all decked out in fancy duds, Bird had the image printed, glued it to some cardboard, and then attached back supports with a handle.
The cardboard cutout of Tebow was a huge hit at the prom, making his way into a whole slew of pictures and even spent a good amount of time being passed around the dance floor.
When discussing her date with the Sioux City Journal, Bird claimed he was nothing but a perfect gentleman all evening. “He was a cheap date, and he didn’t talk much. And when I asked him to stand in a corner, he did. I don’t think it even hurt his feelings.”
As far as the typical post-prom activities go, we think in this case it’s safe to say that Tim Tebow remains a virgin.